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that is. [applause] >> thank you for sharing your experience with us. diane? >> thank you and thank you all for coming. i want to tell you about my journey of how i came to be a volunteer. in my professional career, i started off as an elementary school teacher. after a couple of years, i went on that 30 years of government service, in social security and this agency. the height of my professional career was working with singers, educating them on what benefits they were entitled to, or helping them to resolve an issue with social security or medicare. during my years with this agency, i also worked in many activities that are classified as anti-fraud activities. once i was hired and looking for something to do was a volunteer, i found that the work of the senior medicare patrol would allow me to continue that which i enjoyed the most -- working with singers and fighting fraud in health care. seniors are concerned about what happens in health care. it is one of the most critical aspects in their lives. it is their main social activity when they go to the doctor. they listen to all the a
just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this attack was random. a woman standing at the bus stop waiting for the bus. someone approached her from behind and began to assault her. >> reporter: it happened just before 4:30 this morning on franconia road, a major commuter route. a man jogging by found the woman. police were there within minutes. a quiet suburban area. >> it's very unusual for this area, this neighborhood. we have been here for 40 years and never had a problem. >> reporter: the victim is expected to be okay and is recovering at fairfax hospital. for people who live in this community, the hope is that the suspect is caught quickly. >> we have good police patr
condemned by the u.s. government and others. pastor terry jones insists he will set fire for the koran on september 11th. we'll talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> and close call. a lion at a popular vegas resort tries to take a bite out of his trainer. and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good wednesday morning to you here from "the early show." i'm erica hill. >> good morning. i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> halfway there. >>> there's a lot to get to this morning. we'll talk about that wild attack we just saw in the video. we want to get to politics and the economy as well. oh, there's the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. the video's rough enough. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning because president obama is off to cleveland where he'll unveil business tax breaks. he is also signaling taxes on the wealthiest americans are on their way up. bill plante has more for us this
>> and i'm mindy basara, thank you for joining us. let's take a look at weather and trafficing this wednesday morning. looks like it was hot yesterday. >> 91. that broke a record for us. 55 times we've been 09 or above this summer. -- we've been 90 or above this summer. the next couple of days it will cool off into the 70's. we've had a little of a front that came through triggering a couple showers. coming through the western suburbs through fret rick and howard county. we'll put a 30% chance in there that you'll run into a little bit of rain early. a slight chance for a shower this morning. breezy and warm this afternoon with a high temperature of 88. we'll check your seven-day forecast coming up. >> nothing having a major impact at this hour. one vehicle that pun out into the guardrail at executive drive in howard county. meantime another one still being cleared in anne arundel county. 261 at -- 51 miles per hour on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast. west side checking out fine, and the rest of the major roadways looking good. a live view 29 at 32 and in howard count
here? >> reporter: the victim's mom spoke to us briefly off camera saying her daughter had divorced the man found with her but he became homeless and she was helping him temporarily. he is the father have the youngest child and she says he has a history of a bad temper. but at this point police have not named him as a suspect. now four kids from high school age to as young as 6, are missing, perhaps the most important person in their life. >> just to see him sobbing like that. to just know he doesn't have a mother, umm. sad, yeah, it's sad. . >> reporter: now the fire was contained to that apartment but there was some minor damage throughout the building and tonight the red cross is assisting 9 families. we're live in ellicott city, cheryl connor, abc 2 news. >>> thanks cheryl. the maryland man who was the subject of a policeman hunt after they said he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend is behind bars tonight. joshua prince of montgomery county surrendered to pennsylvania authorities late this afternoon, it all started at an apartment complex just after 7:00 this morning in north bethe
. that will get in here tonight and set us up for a great start to the weekend. here is your forecast. dry again. early clouds and afternoon sunshine and becoming breezy. you'll notice the winds out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour with a high temperature of about 89 degrees. more details on the forecast and we'll look at weekend. we do have rain on the five-day and we'll let you know about that coming up. allison. >> tucker, thank you. >>> to a developing story out of southwest d.c. police have been dealing with a barricade situation. >> they had shut down a six- block area around n. street in southwest near nationals park but now we have an update. sarah simmons has been following the story. she joins us live with the latest details. sarah. >> reporter: well tony and allison, i spoke with a spokesperson from metropolitan police department and she tells me that the barricade situation has been resolved, the man has been removed from the home on n. street. at this point we're still waiting to kind of get an update. this just happened a few minutes ago so we're waiting to get an update as to w
down. >> the only thing that can cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction, we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: and because of all the threats he has received, jones says he now carries a pistol on his hip for protection. but again, as of right now he has no plans to cancel his plans. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> jones is pastor at the dove world outreach center. a small evangelical church. >>> the white house announces a bold new plan to jump start the fragile economy aimed directly at business. president obama is proposing a packageover tax cuts that would amount to $200 billion affecting 1.5 billion businesses. companies can write off investments and equipment through next year. other proposals include a $50 billion project to rebuild roads, railways and airports. the president will announce the plan in a speech tomorrow in cleveland. >>> let's get down to work, that's the message and former governor robert uerlich's plan. >> i'm not the kind of guy that likes to hang in the sidelines. today, maryland is in trouble. we're w
material. >> where was the treasurer? >> angry candidates like anthony muse, whose picture was used without permission on the fake mailer suggesting he endorsed a long list of candidates he doesn't. >> when you have to break the law to become a lawmaker, every citizen should have problems with that. >> one county council candidate endorsed in the fraudulent mailer is jerry mathis, who is quoted by the gazette saying, i think it's good political strategy. the state's attorney general appears to be serious about prosecuting. >> this was completely illegal and in violation of state election laws because there is a committee that is put on that ballot which doesn't exist. >> i'm bruce leshan in loudoun county. yes, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of supervisors voted overwelmingly to throw the doors open to everyone religious displays, not religious displays, all allowed here at the courthouse. >> merry christmas. >> for decades on the courthouse grounds, a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some
approaches. go to foxbaltimore.com/vote 2010. >>as the electionnmoves closer to us, debate over he bush tax cuts heatt up. president obama wants to faze out the cuts for the wealthy. and keep them for theemiddle class. %-economists say keeping all the tax cuts is better than the president's current economic proposal, for search tax creddts. >> businesses are putting off big ticket purchases because they don't haae customers. they cannot justify major investments. they are not about to add new capacity because the president gives them a few dollars off on taxes. >> we understand what season we have entered in washington. we know that congress will not %->> but the president's own former budget director is now saying thht even the tax cuts for the middle class are not affordable for more than a couple of years. white houss, however, disagrees. >> young people are becoming %-it comes to investing.s when investment company survey finds that less than one in four people under the age of 35 say they are willing to take on a substantial level of risk. a recenn maryland survey also found that young
in a coma. brian kuebler joins us more on how the family is looking for answers on their own. >> reporter: it was august 15th a sunday at noon. ross was crossing guilford street at center when he was struck by a car. according to witnesses the driver stopped but then sped off. three weeks later now ross is still in a coma his family is left with plenty of questions but absolutely no answers. not from witnesses, not from police. just this week they started posting craigslist ads and even an entry this on our facebook page hoping someone can help figure out who did this and why. >> someone saw something they can come forward or they know the person that did this and they can come forward. >> reporter: meanwhile the doctors are unsure of ross' prognosis they say he suffered serious brain damage and right now can barely communicate. brian kuebler abc 2 news. >>> tonight baltimore city police are investigating a crash involving an officer happened around 10:00 this morning. police tell us the officer was going northbound on rowan avenue and collided with another car that was traveling west
, consider yourself lucky. we could use in the middle drop of rain. we have a fire weather watch in effect for the entire viewing area. should there be a fire, the weather would support the spread of that fire because it is dry outside and it is breezy. we do see a few of those sprinkles approaching by 81. 74 in sterling. a lot of sunshine and breezy. 89 will be the high temperature. let's go back to lisa. >> we are moving nicely as far as traffic on 95 north into baltimore and south into richmond. a nice run on 66 and 270. closest to us is southbound. let's go to cine and alison. >>> a florida pastor says he will go with a plan to burn copies of the grant to mark the anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. this comes amid fierce opposition. brianne carter has more on this building controversy. good morning. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan is warning the plan endangers american troops. rev. terry jones says he has no plans of backing down. even as he faces criticism, this florida pastor's said he will go through with a planned book burning on september 11. >> if w
the president and bring us that tomorrow. >>> we start with the controversy of the pastor that is going to burn the koran. and the imam of the proposed mosque. the imam is speaking out this morning. dan harris has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. here is that op-ed from the imam. in it, he says, quote, we are proceeding. fresh back from his taxpayer-funded speaking tour of the middle east, imam feisal raul, that if america backs down from constructing the center, quote, we cede the discourse and our future to radicals on both sides. the paradigm between the muslims and the west will continue. and meanwhile, overnight, secretary of state hillary clinton joined what has become a coordinated federal assault on that small church in florida, that plans to burn korans on 9/11. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act, that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: secretary clinton added her voice to a growing government chorus, including general david petraeus, who warned that images of koran-burning could endang
through neighborhood lawns and yards, any one of us could be outside, you know at any moment. >> nobody would know. >> neighbors speculate the suspect could have hidden. that wall should be removed. as for johnston, she'll watch her back the next time she's waiting for the bus. >> reporter: now that brick wall has been here since this neighborhood was first established in the 1950s. we made several calls this afternoon to find out who now owns this property. the county does not own the property, nor maintain that wall. v-dot may own the property. we called them. they now say they will investigate as to whether or not they can tear down that wall and neighbors say that will possible make the area a bit safer. the lights are sufficient. they are worried right now about that wall. the victim we can tell you is recovering with her family right now and police, of course, are still on the search for that suspect, anita. >> good to hear she is recovering. was she able to id her attacker? >> a very vague identification. we have a brief description of a heavy set man between 25 and 40 years o
of months. why shouldn't it continue. >>> and tony perkins joins us with the weather, and more maybe? >> no. just the weather. good morning. a warmish start to the day. mid-70s. so warmer than yesterday. and it will be another warm day today before we get cooler air working in here. currently 74 degrees in washington. 74 up in baltimore. 71 at dulles airport. fredericksberg, virginia, 75 degrees. and in frederick, maryland, 78 degrees. we were tracking some showers to the west. you can see how that breaks up into our viewing area so not much happening out this. some of you might see a brief sprinkle and that's a possibility but most of that has dissipated. here is your forecast for today. today is really a day of transition as a cold front begins to move through. don't really think of it as a cold front because it will still be warm today. 89 degrees. we have morning clouds. it will become sunny. winds shift out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour. 89 for the high. and then cooler air working in here tonight. i'll tell you more about that in a little bit. allison, back to you. >> tony, than
after the explosion that started the worst oil spill in u.s. history, bp is releasing internal findings into what went wrong. the company takes some responsibility also passes blame around. >> 143 days after the explosion that killed 11 and spilled millions of barrels of oil into the gulf of mexico, bp is spreading the blame. >> these involved a number of companies, including bp. >> in its almost 200-page report, the safety officer outlined results of the internal investigation, finding no single factor but a series of failures, from cement by halliburton that did not stop gas and liquids from flowing out the casing, to misinterpretation of keep pressure tests by bp and rig owner transocean. even the rig's own workers are criticized for their conduct during the emergency. the incoming ceo, bob dudley, reiterates that the explosion was a shared responsibility among many entities. "ansocean's insert called it self-serving report." the government will come to its own conclusions as the fbi begins to inspect the blowout preventer recently raised from the sea floor, a key evidence in the jus
>>> wednesday morning, 9:00, thanks so much for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm jamie costello. we have sesame street in here. >> we've got super grover, el-mo, but the reason they're here is we're talking fitness. >> and leslie is going to be here from brick bodies. you have worked out with leslie before. >> i have seen leslie work out. i've never worked out with leslie. she's actually the nicest person, but she's so fit. she's going to keep this workout i believe for the kids. >> good deal. >>> and we have charlie daniels in here. where are the jobs? >> great thing because i think that's a big thing that we always here about. >> sesame street! how you doing, elmo? >> super grover. >> we've been exercising. did you run laps today? yeah, all right. run in place. we're going to talk more about sesame street coming in here. baltimore crowds are the greatest crowds. you know that. >> elmo is from from baltimore. >> big star that we're going to get into shape, right? >> all right. >> you too, grover. >> go over there and talk to our meteorologist lynette charles. all right
'm jennifer gilbert. >>> a group of u.s. senators plans to investigate thh underreeorting of rape cases in city as cross the country. >> crime reporter joy lepola be brought up. statistics could >> reporter: jeff an jennifer, it's clear that regardless of being called to testify,imore is concerns about rape are going unreported in the city and thatĂș will most likely be brought up in washington, d.c. next tuesday when members of the senate crime and drug subcommittee hold theii hearing. now this comes as battte is spear heading an audit of unfounded rape cases. >> we want to make sure that every case is treated withhthe seriousness that it deserves. there is the question as to whether the police, the local3 police, are treating the victims as victims or whether they are looking for ways not to pursue a case. >> reporter::a sppkesman with oneefrom baltimore has been called to testify. local rape advocates, however, tell me they will likely be there to observe tuesday's proceedingg. joy lepola, fox 45 news at 5:30. >>> new information tonight in the investigation of a body found after a f
are exhausted quite naturally. wind factor has not helped us one bit. >> reporter: wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour fanned the flames and may have touched off the fires. officials say dead tree limbs falling on to power lines sparked some of the blazes they have yet to rule out arson. rash of fires knocked out power to more than 100,000 michigan homes. dozens of houses were destroyed but remarkably there were no reports of death or serious injuries. some residents are fuming over the city's slow response. raymond mayor says it tack firefighters over an hour to reach the fire in his neighborhood. >> couple more guys we were trying to do help the firemen do get the hose out. i called 911 five times. they told me there was a fire downtown somewhere they had to put all the resources downtown and on the east side. >> reporter: across the city frustrated residents fought the blazes themselves. >> how much good is that little stream doing? >> it's working out a little bit you know what i'm saying. most definitely. >> reporter: it was a losing battle her parents lost their home and everything
to burn the koran on the anniversary of 9911. why the move could put u.s. troops in danger. >>> now we're going to connect thh congregations with the commmnity. >> how the community is fighting back with faith. >>> good morning. it's wednesday, september th. mime !!i'm patrice harris. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a look at praft and ad a lot of people were saying yesterday as really hot. and today we are going to get to 88, e think as we thought yesterday aad we're going to enjoy some sunshine mixed with a thouug. a chance of a few showers in the westtrn part of theestate. 70s throughoutt you see he frontal boundary, a line of -howers moving west to east butĂș breaking apart quite a bit for it looks like montgomery county may be seeing it a little bit of light activity this morning. it will be light and that frontal boundary is going to what that will do is bring cooler air as we get to tuesday and friday aad we will see the chance of rainshowers by sunday. mootly sunny and windy today and tomorrow. ittwill be a warm day tooay with the upper 80s and then ittwill be coole
the 90s once again. with that, that put us 55th day of the 90s or better. we broke a record that was set in 1988, which was 54 days then. warm again today ahead of the front. but then the front passes through as we go through the evening hours, and we'll feel fall-like temperatures for tomorrow and also friday. also we're dealing with very windy and dry conditions behind the front. that's why we have a fire watch and red flag warning in effect once again. here it is. you can see this beige color, this neutral color goes in effect 10 a.m. through this afternoon. this is your fire watch. we have red flag warnings there in the pinkish color. definitely no burning, no outdoor burning, no throwing your cigarette butts out the window today because it's very dangerous outside in these areas. as we check out maryland's most powerful radar, yes, we have a few showers popping up, but mainly you can see them to south of stevens city. to the south of baltimore as of now. winchester, front royal, that area as well, even to mount jackson. further to south you go today, this morning, that's where you'l
us off camera her daughter divorced the man but he became home less and she was temporarily helping him. she said he has a history of a bad temper. the woman had four children, the man is the father of the youngest. the fire broke out in the jeffers hill area of columbia. none of the four children were inside, now they are left to mourn the loss of their mother. >> just to see him sobbing like that, to just know he doesn't have a mother! sad, it's sad. >> reporter: police have not released the man or woman's identities. they are both believed to be in their 30s. at last check the man was in critical condition at shock trauma. meanwhile, the red cross helping nine families displaced by the fire. linda so, abc 2 news. >>> a marine from randallstown was killed in afghanistan over the weekend. he is 25-year-old chris valley, died sunday when the vehicle he was in was hit by an ied. he was working for a private security firm. he enlisted in 2003. he served three tours of duty in iraq. he refused to leave his squad in iraq. he got the purple heart. he was fear less and full of adventure,
's andrea issom. stay with us. your weather, traffic and all your top stories as fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. we'll bring in mr. tony perkins with a look at the forecast. good morning to you. >> i thought we were on that cruise ship for a moment. we do have changes coming. today will be a day of transition. it will be another warm day but you will feel things changing as the atmosphere gets mixed up. we get breezy conditions through here later on. that will set the stage for cooler temperatures later on at the end of the week. right now, we have a temperature of 76 degrees at reagan national. 73 at dulles. 76 at bwi marshall. these tells warmer than it was yesterday at this time -- these temperatures warmer than it was yesterday at this time. take a look. not a bad start to the day. we do have a few more clouds out there than we had yesterday certainly as a frontal boundary begins to pass through here. as it does, i would not rule out a shower or sprinkle popping up here or there. there is some indication on rad
woman being flown to shock trauma. >> john rydell tells us tonight police have uncovered very disturbing evidence in this particular case. >> on main street in elkton, most folks know the lawyers and family doctors. but few knew much aaout this unmarked abortion clinic. until now. >> i was shocked. i wonder how many underage victims have been involved. >> police saa their probe began when a man and woman dressed in hospital scrubs showed up at the er of union hospital. >> a injured female brought into the hospital in a private vehicle by two doctors. she had injjries unknown to them. >> police learned the 18-year-old woman had initially sought an abortion in vorhees3 new jersey but the doctor had theewoman transported by car to cecil county to complete the procedure. but her complications were so bad. that she had to be airlifted to3 johns hopkins hospital. >> this investigation had only begun. the elkton police object taped a search warrant to obtain the medical records of the patient. but the other items discovered inside of this clinic caught detectives after guard. >> during our sear
and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community center that will be multifaith with separate prayer room for muslims, christians, jews and other faces. he is planning a multifaith memorial for the victims of 9/11 and insists he is sympathetic to the families. let us commemorate of anniversary of 9/11 by pausing to reflect and meditate and tone down the rhetoric that serves to strengthen the radicles and weaken beliefs and our values. moderate muslim americans say the protests and the threatened koran burning signal a growing intoleranc
/11. this despite condemnation from the obama administration and the top u.s. general in afghanistanl in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community cente
extensively about the mayor's race and the state of the district in his weekly column. join us for that at 10. >>> we turn to a small church in florida. the church's pastor's plan to burn koran's on 9/11 will go forward despite the condemnation of national leaders. here's more on why the concern goes to the pentagon. >> reporter: despite public pressure from the white house, the state department and even the vatican, the pastor jones still plans to hold a koran- burning event at his small church in florida. college of right now, we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. on september 11th, we shall continue with our planned event. >> secretary of state hillary clinton telling the couple on foreign relations she hopes the pastor changes his mind. >> it's regrettable that a pastor in gainsville, florida, with a church of no more than 50 people, can make this outrageous and distressful, disgraceful plan and get, you know, the world's attentionby that is the world we live in right now. >> reporter: general petraeus said repeatedly the event would put u.s. troops in afghanistan and
. employees used the acid to make etchings into stone. >> authorities are not concerned aboutap explosion. but they are worried about the safety of crews inside. this acid can cause respiratory arrest and burn right through the skin to the bone. >> but we do have our medical director and ems personnel on site here to actually manage any medical crisis should it occur as a result of this spill. >> hazmat specialists use a base to neutralize the acid; meanwhile, investigators are still trying to figure out what caused such a massive spill. >> reporter: private contractors will come in and remove the substance. despite all of the potential danger we saw today, no one was injured. we're live in southwest baltimore, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, weijia, thank you. the other businesses that were evacuated include a small recording studio, a hardware warehouse, and a countertop manufacturer. >>> tonight, there are more casualties from a devastating barn fire just over the maryland border. mary is in the newsroom with the latest. >> the number reported dead in the charlestown fire h
tell us the victim was able to fight off her attacker, scattering evidence, including her eyeglasses on the ground. the young woman was catching a bus to work. it was 4:30 in the morning. >> anyone who is commuting or jogging or out at darkness early in the morning or late at night, certainly needs to take precautions. >> it's scary, because a lot of us go out all times of day or night, depending on our jobs and to think that someone could be lurking in the neighborhood, it's upsetting. >> earlier this afternoon, a canine was brought in to sniff for leads on the suspect, looking at a possible route that he traveled throughout the neighborhood to get here. he is described as a heavy set man between 35 and 40 years old. back here live on the scene, neighbors wonder if the suspect may have hid behind that bridge wall before he attacked this morning. that brick wall, we can tell you, has been here since the neighborhood was developed in the 1950s. neighbors want it torn down now they say. we made several calls this afternoon to find out who owns the property and who maintains that wal
. it came from a porcelain company that etches. they use the acid to etch into stone and it leaked out and their top priority was to get the people evacuated. they'll continue to work on the scene. >> reporter: around 10:00 this morning, the crews respond to the 2900 block of witting ton avenue in baltimore for an acid spill. while teams survey the area over an hour into the work, they realize it's worse than they thought. we've found a 55-gallon drum of this acid, it's a highly toxic acid and it's now empty. we found trails of it throughout the building and in some of the spaces as well and it's seeped into some of the carpet areas. >> what's your biggest concern right now with the acid? >> well, the biggest concern we'll take is newt losing thes a -- neutralizing -- this acid. >> reporter: and the authorities say it's so dangerous, it can cause respiratory arrest and burns off limbs. we'll update you with the latest. weijia jiang, eyewitness news. >> thank you, and among the businesses evacuated, a small recording studio and a warehouse. we'll have more on this tonight. >>> police ch
us in the 70s. cool spot reston at 70. we are at 77. going up to near 90. upper 80s by noon and also for 5:00 look for for sun and some wind. go over to angie goff. >> rev up the engines folks, we are getting geared up for a new hour. one issue out there we are dealing with. a water make main break on 410 where it meets 295. one lane on the right side getting by in both directions. moving to 270, take it outside. it is a problem free commute past father hurley to the split. as we move to virginia, 495 in virginia from the wilson bridge to 95 up to 66 looks like drivers are moving at speed. the same situation for those of you traveling 395. no incidents or accidents along the way past duke street toward shirlington. that's a quick look at traffic. andrea, back to you. >>> it is about 3 1/2 months until christmas but today we should learn whether loudoun county will allow any holiday displays in front of the courthouse. the debate has been going on since last year, and supervisors got final input last night. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live in leesburg, virginia, with more. g
and anger, you are not behind anything that will be prosperous or positive. bringing us a better america where we are not fighting all the time. abraham lincoln even said this. we will falter with them, it will not be an outside force. just look in the mirror. host: all right. independent line, connecticut. caller: a quick comment, it is hard to tell where to party members stand on the issues. if you look at rand hall in kentucky, if you look at the way that they have been constructed and guided, not to speak critically on the issues, it is hard to tell where they stand conservatively. host: going back to "the wall street journal" this morning -- host: also in the papers this morning, an update on the alaska primary, "seeking a way out of the ft." -- out of the ft." -- defeat." host: long island, n.y., republican line. caller: i agree with the editorial. i am as fiscally conservative as you can get, but there is no point in republicans forming a circular firing squad. we need to vote for the people that can vote for the republicans who can win the election and make significant gains in c
a message to radical islam. >> it is time for us to stand up, confront terrorism. there is something very much wrong with or policies. -- with our policies. >> reporter: the vatican is calling this outrageous. the u.s. leaders say burning it could insight attacks -- incite attacks on american troops. hillary clinton says it goes against america's religious freedom. >> it goes against religious and political leadership. >> reporter: the church where jones preaches is tiny, only 50 people in the entire congregation. but he's getting plenty of attention. and some worry he's creating a big safety risk. >> we have a big football game coming in. all of these people. you're going to have all of these fanatics running around. you just don't know what is going to happen. >> jones is carrying a gun. he is also arming himself with a copy of the constitution which protects his right to free speech. >> the local gainesville fire department has turned down -- his application for a burn permit. but his lawyer says he is still within his rights to do this. >>> denise has more from the long-awaited report
you for getting up early with fox 5. i'm steve chenevey. glad to have you along with us. we do have a problem at one intersection in northeast d.c. this morning. watt anterior cross the sleet street has eastern avenue at bladensburg road shut down. police say they are also hearing reports of basement flooding and homes without water. crews are working to fix a 16- inch water main in that area. we'll bring you an update as soon as we get more information into the fox 5 newsroom. >>> right now, tony is back with another check on our weather. everybody is back at school today. i think folks in virginia too. >> they went back yesterday and so today, we'll see another morning where it is okay. the conditions to head to school are okay. more clouds this morning. some of you out to the west may encount are a few showers here or there. at reagan national, the current temperature is 75 degrees. relative humidity is 66%. that is not bad. wind are out of the south. this is showing out cloud cover that comes through and than some of those showers. now, this overplays it a little bit. there are
building in the 300-block of 56th street. frankly they don't want us to see what is going on. at about 9:00 tonight, they got a call for a disturbed man. went to this apartment building, knocked on the door, we're told. the result of that knock they heard something inside that led them to believe the person inside that apartment was either going to harm himself or someone else. simultaneously, they began to see smoke coming from within that apartment and began to permeate the apartment building. immediately the other people in that apartment building and frankly we don't know how big the apartment building is because we can't get that close, everyone in that apartment buildings has been evacuated. the presumption now is that person is barricaded in his own apartment with no hostages. that is the working pre sums although we don't -- pre assumption although we don't know that for certain. the best guess now is that fire is apparently gone out because dc fire says it has not yet extinguished the fire. in the woods between 56th street and 56th place, we have been able to see dc special oper
. abc 2 news linda so joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: megan, a woman was found dead in that apartment but police don't know at this time how she died. they say her injuries were not related to the fire. investigators are trying to find out why a man who was also found in the fire is in critical condition. the victim's mother told us her daughter divorced the man but he became homeless and she was helping him temporarily. had he a history of a bad temper. the victim had four children ranging from high school to as young as 6. the man, we're told, is the father of the youngest child. the fire broke out yesterday afternoon in the 6000 block of majors lane in jeffers hill. a neighbor called 911 after seeing heavy smoke. none of the four children were inside the home when the fire started. now they are left to mourn the loss of their mother. >> and just to see him sobbing like that, to just know he doesn't have a mother! sad. very sad. >> police have not released the man or woman's identities. both are believed to be in their 30s. at last check the man was
about it. abc 2 news' sherrie johnson joins us live with more this morning. >> reporter: good morning, megan. that's right, some parents are fed up and they would like to see an addition built on here at hampton elementary school to get the students out of these trailers and into better classroom facilities here and to prevent that overcrowding. again, they say they thought construction was supposed to start but it hasn't. they are ready for that to begin. right now the elementary school is designed for 300 students. it opened last week with more than 500. the school has eight trailers outside. four on each side to help with the overcrowding. hampton's pta president said every fourth and fifth grader will be in a trailer. and parents say they are happy with their old building, they just want it to be bigger. county officials say countywide referendum is needed before funding for the addition can be approved. >> there's no construction starting because we didn't get the funding. parents were shocked. >> with an overcapacity in the towson area of well over 300 students, bcps and county
east of us. winds out of the west 15 to 20. high temperature, 89 degrees. more details on the forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we want to take a look at our top stories. a woman is found dead and a man believed to be the father of one of her children was found seriously injured at the apartment they shared along majors lane in columbia, maryland. the victimmed were discovered after a fire broke out in that home but police don't think the fire killed the mother of four. nobody else was hurt. that fire is now under investigation. >>> the florida church planning to burn korans on september 11th is not backing down even after the white house and state department criticized that move. the koran is the holiest book for muslims. the reverend terry jones insists the constitution protects his right to publicly burn coppies of the book. >>> election day is less than one week away and the base for d.c. mayor is getting intense. incumbent mayor fenty is fighting to keep his seat. laura evans has the latest from the campaign trail. >> some people say ad
of the burning books would be used the incite violence. in the same way that extremists use images from the abu ghraib prison in iraq. >>> president obama went to cleveland to talk about tax. he chose to do in it cleveland, home of one of his biggest critics, boehner. the president proposed new tax breaks for small businesses. >> i don't think the american people want any more stimulus spending coming out of washington. this is neither a short term spending measure. >> let me be clear to mr. boehner and everybody else. we should not hold middle class tax cuts hostage any longer. >> president obama said the republican tax cuts for millionaires helped leads to the problems we're now facing. >>> dozens of food service workers are walking the picket line at george mason university. they claim the conditions they are working under are unsafe and they're asking for more protective equipment. they also alleged they've been retaliated against for unionizing. they released a statement in response to the protests, saying safety is a key priority and the sauft training with workers. they say they support
this morning. good morning and thanks for joining us for "news 4 today," i'm eun yang. >> i'm craig melvin in for joe krebs, it is wednesday, september 8th, 2010. 76 degrees, 6:00 a.m. on the dot. tom kierein joining us. yesterday a taste of summer, this weekend perhaps a taste of fall? >> beginning by this time tomorrow morning, we'll be right back down into the 50s. so fall-like weather returning. it is going to be another warm day. right now ahead of a weak front we do have a few sprinkles that have been passing through loudoun county just now coming into northern montgomery county near sugar loaf and it may hold together and of move through pools vlt and towards damascus in another 20 minutes or so. a few sprinkles in western loudoun county and northern culpepper county. these are all drifting to the east and tending to dry out as they move east. we probably aren't going to see much in the way of any rain. we have an increased fire danger as a result of the parched conditions. 74 in washington, it's a balmy morning, 70 shenandoah valley and low 70s montgomery, arlington and fairfax. we
afghanistan are so angry about the planned burning of the koran, they denounced the u.s. and the church has posted anti-muslim slogans on the internet and advertised a koran burning right in front of its church, the dove world outreach center coming up on the anniversary of 9/11. the goal according to the pastser is to stand up to islamic extremism. u.s. military leaders and top officials in the administration, condemn his plan calling the act un-american. david petraeus reacted with this statement, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult. >> we think that these are provocative acts. they are disrespectful and intolerant. they a they are deadvicive. >>> this demands the strongest possible condemnation. >> to those who do this, i say, you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> all of those leaders from many different faiths gathered to condemn the burning. the pastor has to carry a weapon because he has got p 100 death threats. he has been denied a bonfire permit. it will remain to be seen whethe
residents recommended the ban after the county received an increase in requests to use the space. the county board established a policy that allows up to ten groups at a time to install displays on the courthouse grounds but now that same commission that started it all is now asking the board to reconsider. andrea? >> before you go, as you said we have been talking about this almost a year now. what can we expect at ted's meeting? >> well, today we are expecting the big vote. this is what we have been waiting on for several months now. the county board, the loudoun county board will be voting today. right here in this building at t 30. last night, of course, they listened to the temperature from residents at the public hearing but today is the big day that we should be getting a vote. back to you. >> finally a vote that is an answer. >> i know. >> all right. thank you. >>> new this morning, police investigate a bomb threat on an international flight. while you slept, the fbi scoured its high airways flight. the threat was found scrolled on a bathroom mirror. they searched the plane and spoke
: general david petraeus, commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, was the first u.s. official to speak out saying, "images of the burning of the koran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in afghanistan and around the world to inflame public opinion and incite violence." >> as he said, it puts our troops in harm's way and obviously that any type of activity like that would be -- that puts our troops in harm's way would be a concern to this administration. >> we think that these are provocative acts. they are disrespectful. they're intolerant. they're divisive. >> reporter: already sparking violent protests in the muslim world, in this case in afghanistan. as for the koran burning? >> it may not be a violation of the law, it may be an act of free speech. it certainly violates our sense of decent is i. >> i hope that there is a legal way to -- decency. >> i hope that there is a legal way to stop it. if not, then to isolate and ignore. >> tonight the florida preacher says with all the attention and outrage, he may danger change his mind and cancel saturday's book burning. in the meantime j
controversy. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan is warning the plan to burn copies of the koran will in danger troops. reverent terry jones says he has no plans of backing down. this florida pastor said he will go through with a planned book burning on september 11. >> if we do not do it, when do we stop backing down? when do stop giving into islam? >> the message could mean trouble for u.s. troops abroad. >> we have seen evidence just at the rumor that this could take place. >> others are warning about the impact. >> i am heartened by the condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths equipped a group of leaders in washington say acts like this heard all religions. >> it is against the koran, the gospels, the bible. this is why we are here put the white house has endorsed joppa petraeus' statement. >> thank you. >>> the end of ramadan is close to some timber 11. local muslims are concerned. >> we figured it would be best to keep it quiet and not to attract undue attention. >> muslim leaders fear their festivities
fans descend on wavement -- washington. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan has broken with custom today and is warning that a florida poster's plan to burn korans endangerers american troops. >> the anniversary of the september 11 attacks nears. and tonight religious leaders are condemning the nation's growing anti-muslim frenzy. >> secretary of state hillary clinton has now joined the growing chours of those warning against the plans koran burning this september 11 by a small florida church. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemn nation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act. >> a day after a protest in kabul against the planned book burning, general david petraeus implored the 50-member dove world outreach center in gainesville to call off the event. saying it would only benefit extremists. >> they would use them to inflame public opinion and to insight violence against our soldiers and civilians. >> while the white house endorsed general petraeus' statement, the defense department said the pentagon has no official stance on the matter. and despite the p
-- unfolding after a fire in a columbia maryland apartment complex. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. fox 5's roby chavez joins us now. >> reporter: two adults lived in that apartment complex with four young children. none of the kids were home at the time luckily. both the man and woman had visible physical injuries that remember not caused by the fire or smoke -- were not caused by the fire or smoke. howard county police don't know what unfolded in that apartment, but they believe there was more to this than just a fire. >> we didn't know who was in there and the smoke was getting very thick at that time and getting black. so it was really, really scary. >> reporter: neighbors say the flames were intense is. once the fire was out a man and a woman were found inside. the 33-year-old woman was dead but not from the fire. he was seriously injured. >> it does not appear that man was taken to shock trauma was suffering from burn wounds and it wasn't doesn't appear the cause of death of the woman was burning either. >> reporter: neighbors gathered in horror after
there are several other businesses. employees used it to make etchings out of stone. >> reporter: because it is acid, they are not worried about explosion. but they are worried about safety of crews inside. this acid can cause respiratory arrest and burn right through the skin to the bone. >> we have our medical director and ems personnel on site here to manage any medical sites. >> hazmat specialists use a base to neutralize the acid. meanwhile, investigators are still trying to answer what caused such a massive spill. >> and the next step is for private contractors to come in and remove the substance. despite all of the potential danger we saw here today, no one was injured. we're live in southwest baltimore tonight, weijia jiang. >>> the other businesses that were evacuated included a small recording studio. a hardware warehouse and a countertop manufacturer. >>> more than two dozen horses killed in a devastating barn fire. tonight, reports that more remains have been found. denise is in the newsroom with details. >>> the number of horses killed in the charlestown fire has reached 29. the flames
the defender in new york city mayor michael bloomberg. but only from a legal standpoint. >> the u.s. constitution says, you have a right to do that. period. end of story. the government can't stop you from burning a book. i said i thought it was distasteful, outrage, it is a threat to our troops. the constitution protects it. >> reporter: not even the white house has been able to convince him to drop the plans. to burn copy of the koran this saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> as of this time, we have no intention of canceling. >> reporter: the near universal condemnation is being heard. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act. it has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: even the gainesville city officials are looking for a way to stop it but so far, no luck. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> members of a mosque in silver spring here are hosting a meeting in respond to that plan to burn the koran. they say they will hold an interfaith dialogue and demonstrate their commit. to peace. >> we are not going
news coming to us. pompous fund says it will bring terrorism charges against -- pakistan says it will bring terrorism charges against the three men involved in the failed times square bombing. the accused bomber pleaded guilty back in june to 10 charges. he will be sentenced this fall. the secretary of defense is now adding his voice to those opposing a plan to burn korans on the anniversary of 9/11. robert gates agrees with the commander in afghanistan that it would increase the danger to american troops abroad. >> the planned koran burning by a tiny florida church this weekend has sparked a global controversy. >> it does not, in any way, represent america, americans, american government, american religious or political leadership. >> the man at the center of the storm, pastor terry jones. even this morning from the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan -- >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy. >> it does not have been backing down. i do not know if jesus would burn books, but he would this one. >> this would be the latest demonstration targeting muslims nationwide, much o
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